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Research Says Your subconscious Shapes Your Reality

The power of the subconscious mind has always been a fascinating area of study, and numerous books have been written about it. Much before modern neuroscience arrived on the scene, Sigmund Freud wrote at length about this aspect of the mind after observing the behavior patterns of people. He theorized that ‘the objective reality that surrounds us is actually formed by our subconscious.’
Science has recently confirmed something that was probably always known. With the advancement of modern neuroimaging technology, scientists have been able to look deeply into the brain to get a better understanding of how it functions, especially in the way in which it interprets sensory input. The manner in which the brain reacts to various situations that people experience like making a choice between several options, observing events unfold or just pondering about the reality of one’s existence, has revealed a lot to neuroscientists.
David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, and the man behind the PBS television series, ‘The Brain’ says, “We’re able to go a lot deeper into understanding this massive machinery under the hood.”

He also goes on to explain that the manner in which we perceive time is an example of how the objective reality of a person may not be as objective as we think it is. An example of this is the intuition that we sometimes have about an impending life-threatening situation wherein we’re sometimes woken up in the middle of the night by a fire or the fact that time seems to slow down when something bad is about to occur.
Eagleman tested this concept of time slowing down by putting people in a precarious situation. Participants of the study were dropped from a 150-foot tall tower while their perception of time was measured on the way down.
What Eagleman observed from this study was that during a life-threatening event, people don’t actually see time in slow motion. What actually happens is that the brain creates more dense memories than it usually does when it feels threatened. This information is compressed into a short span of time so when people relive an event that has been shocking, time seems to move slowly.
Eagleman enlightens us further about the way in which the electrical activity that arises within the 100 billion neurons of the human brain is responsible for producing our sense of reality. Throughout Eagleman’s documentary, ‘The Brain,’ he helps us understand the basics of what it means to be human. Pertinent questions relating to the one in control and humanity are answered by him.
Eagleman says, “We’re not fixed. From cradle to grave, we are works in progress.”

Research Says Your subconscious Shapes Your Reality Research Says Your subconscious Shapes Your Reality Reviewed by Tim on March 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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